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Professional Development Courses

Search through a variety of professional development opportunities to see how you can obtain new competencies, prepare for a certification exam, improve professional, business and communication skills, or earn professional recertification credit.

Certified Facility Manager® (CFM) Preparation Prepare for the CFM Exam, using the IFMA FM Learning System®, the preferred study resource for the CFM Exam. The CFM is a global facility management designation.

Communication Skills Hone your communication skills through courses designed to improve your oral and written communication at work.

Creativity and Innovation Develop creative confidence and an innovative mindset as you learn by doing. 

Financial Services Education Prepare for financial planning, management accounting, financial planning & analysis, internal auditing or treasury professional exams and earn a Rice Certificate of Achievement.

Lean Six Sigma This highly sought after skill-set starts with a prevention-oriented mindset. Through process improvement and management by fact, participants will learn ways to quickly remove non-value added costs and improve customer satisfaction. 

Institute for Human Resource Education Earn a Rice Certificate of Achievement while learning HR basics and preparing for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) exams.

Paralegal Graduate Certificate Program Attain the skills you need to begin a paralegal career or advance your career through knowledge of legal research and procedures in the classroom or online.

Professional and Business Skills Learn business strategy, decision-making and best practices to enhance your career.

Project Management Self-paced, online continuing education programs that help you prepare for Project Management Institute (PMI®) certification exams.

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Discount Information

Rice students, faculty, retirees, staff and alumni are eligible for course discounts. See the Policies Page for more information.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance information can be found on Rice Financial Aid's Visiting and Continuing Education Students page.

CPE Credit for CPAs

Rice University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. 

In the News

Rice's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies' opportunities for career growth was recently featured in the Houston Chronicle.